Today would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 86 birthday. Born Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker on June 1, 1926, Marilyn skyrocketed to stardom and became one of the most iconic figures of our time. Nearly 50 years after her tragic death, Marilyn is still a major influence on both the big and small screen. With the recent portrayal of Monroe played by Michelle Williams in Marilyn and the hit NBC show Smash, it appears that her star will never fade.
Take a look at the memorable Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn died at the age of 36 on August 5, 1962. Her career as an actress only spanned 16 years, but during that time she made 29 films. Her most famous include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). The Seven Year Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956), Some Like It Hot (1959) and her last completed film, The Misfits (1961).
Happy Birthday, Marilyn.